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The Company of Undertakers

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The Company of Undertakers

Artist: William Hogarth (British, 1697-1764)

Date: 1736
Medium: Engraving on wove paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 3/8 × 7in. (26.4 × 17.8cm)
Inscribed: Lower center in plate: "ET PLURIMA MORTIS IMAGO" Engraved caption: "The Company of Undertakers / Beareth Sable, an Urinal proper, between 12 Quack-Heads of the second & 12 Cane Heads Or, Consul- / tant, on a *Chief Nebulae, Ermine, One compleat Doctor issuant, checkie sustaining in his / Right Hand a Baton of the second, on his Dexter and Sinister sides two Demi-Doctors, issuant / of the second, & two Cane Heads, issuant of the third; the first having one Eye conchant, to / wards the Dexter side of the Escocheon; the Second Faced per..."
Credit Line: Gift of Sheila and Henry Bamberger in Memory of Louis and Rebecca Lister
Object number: 2017.16.5
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